Cybercriminals exploited a series of vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA, a third-party file transfer service widely used in enterprises as an alternative to email attachments. The massive cyberattack led to a data breach at Morgan Stanley, exposing sensitive personal information, according to Ars Technica.
Morgan Stanley is one of the collateral victims of the Accellion FTA cyberattack. A variety of data was stolen, including social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, names, and the names of affiliated companies. Guidehouse, a third-party service used by Morgan Stanley was in possession of the information and shockingly enough, the staff went radio silent.